Network design and configuration is frequently studied from a technical perspective alone. However, there are substantial managerial decisions involved in long-term network development and maintenance, which attempts to balance the conflicting demands of cost minimization and faster network performance. Additionally, different network performance measures lead to different design and cost considerations. This research develop a DSS model to aid managers in designing and planning network configurations to maximize resource utilization and minimize network access and application delay times.
Bhattacharjee, Sudip; A.F, Salman; and Rao, H.R, "A Managerial Decision Support System for Client/Server Computer Network Configuration: A Performance and Resource Utilization Approach" (1997). AMCIS 1997 Proceedings. 21.